Bad teachers

July 4th, 2013 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

A teacher has lost his job after mistakenly broadcasting pornography to his classroom.

In a decision published yesterday, the Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal censured the unnamed teacher for the few seconds of adult content he broadcast in November 2011, but stopped short of cancelling his registration.

The man himself was so shocked after the clip that he simply continued to teach the year 12 class without mentioning the offending material.

After pupils raised the porn clip with their student counsellor, the teacher immediately confessed and resigned.

The mistake occurred after he viewed the pornography at home on his personal work laptop.

He was streaming a PowerPoint presentation from his laptop on to the school smartboard when it switched over to the next file, which happened to be pornographic.

That reminds me of when I replied to an e-mail from my former flatmate, with a humourous quip which included use of the c word. Sadly for her she had her laptop hooked up to a data projector which was video-conferenced into a group from Singapore. My e-mail came up in Outlook preview for around three seconds, including the immortal words “Did you spell c**t wrong?”

Talking of the Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal decisions though, can anyone find them online? I’ve had a look through the Teachers’ Council site and can only find decisions prior to 2007.

A female gym teacher was not so lucky after being accused of sexually grooming a 12-year-old girl, texting her obsessively and rubbing her thigh.

The tribunal censured the woman, who is not named, for serious misconduct and stripped her registration.

The decision showed she and the pupil exchanged 1500 texts over a month, with the teacher using “obscene and abusive” language.

So why is she not named?

A male teacher caught with his underpants around his knees next to a 16-year-old female pupil in the back of his car was stripped of registration. When asked by police what he was doing, he responded that they were discussing “family matters”.

Family matters? Only if you’re Tasmanian!

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15 Responses to “Bad teachers”

  1. tvb (3,939 comments) says:

    One should have separate devices for work/home use especially if you like downloading porn.

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  2. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    Tools —> Start private browsing

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  3. eszett (2,268 comments) says:

    Doesn’t make him a bad teacher.
    Just one whos not so profficient with computers.

    A silly mistake with dire consequences.

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  4. doggone7 (487 comments) says:

    eszett

    A rational, sensible comment!

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  5. Redbaiter (6,478 comments) says:

    Kiwiblog’s creepy left wing teacher’s cheer squad proves once again that you don’t need any kind of self respect to be a teacher today.

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  6. doggone7 (487 comments) says:

    Redbaiter

    So a rugby league player who beats his wife up is suddenly no good at his job? A lawyer who drives drunk and flees the law is suddenly no good at practising law? A motor mechanic who does something stupid shouldn’t fix cars?

    Now chuck in the bit about how it’s different for teachers because they’re meant to be paragons. And when you’ve done that ponder all of the cries coming from those who want expect, demand, that teachers are mere technicians and all they should do is exactly what the untrained, unqualified public tell them. Personal professional qualities are not needed past what they do in the classroom, between the hours of nine and three for far too few weeks of the year.

    Self respect.

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  7. edhunter (434 comments) says:

    Year 12 students ie 16-17 yr olds who if stats are to be believed have all watched porn & are problaby fucking like the horny little rabbits they are.
    I dont often agree with the tribunal & think they normally are far too lenient, protective & secretive of their members, but in this one instance they got it right.

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  8. David Garrett (5,131 comments) says:

    Doggone: Not sure I would agree with all your examples…drunk lawyers who flee the law might be stretching it…but well said nevertheless.

    This salutary story also show the value of Garrett’s law of technology: If there is a simpler alternative to any particular technology, always chose the simpler option…

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  9. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    David Garrett –

    If you bring your old-fashioned print edition of Penthouse or whatever to work in your suitcase, you’re still only the push of a couple of buttons away from accidental disclosure… ;-)

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  10. dime (8,752 comments) says:

    doggone – he should porn to KIDS.

    what about the guy getting blown by a 16 year old kid? no doubt a great teacher! especially if he thinks youre hot, then he really goes the extra mile.

    and some bull dyke grooming a 12 yeard old girl? freak shows.

    i want you to try something dog. imagine that all 3 of these teachers had taught at… wait for it.. a CHARTER SCHOOL! how would you respond then? i think we all know.

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  11. Redbaiter (6,478 comments) says:

    “well said nevertheless”

    Once again Garret proves that he just does not get it and probably never will.

    Sexual predation is no problem in public schools?

    Were the NZ All Blacks a better team when personal character was as important as playing ability as far as getting a place in the side went?

    You completely miss the point Garret, and its why you’ll always be just a useful idiot for the left.

    (Try not to cry after you read this)

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  12. doggone7 (487 comments) says:

    dime

    All of the teachers deserved to be treated harshly regardless of where they taught. I responded initially to the comment, “Doesn’t make him a bad teacher.Just one whos not so profficient with computers.” A calm response which inevitably has led to hysterical, emotional
    retorts.

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  13. dime (8,752 comments) says:

    doggone – showing porn to kids does actually make him a bad teacher.

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  14. Longknives (4,048 comments) says:

    “drunk lawyers”

    Hah! Is there any other kind?..

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  15. Jinky (152 comments) says:

    Why was the derogatory comment about Tasmanian’s necessary?

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